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Afghanistan vice president Amrullah Saleh (right) gestures holding his cap as he stands along with National Security Adviser of Afghanistan Hamdullah Mohib as they wait for the arrival of Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani in Kabul.(AFP File Photo)

Afghan VP Amrullah Saleh takes to street, targets Pakistan and Taliban

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 04, 2021 09:55 AM IST
Amrullah Saleh also chanted Allah-o-Akbar and slammed Pakistan for its support to the Taliban. "God is not Pakistan's product," the Afghan vice president said. For six year, Saleh was a key figure in the anti-Taliban fight as head of the National Directorate for Security.
Members of the Afghan special forces get ready before a combat mission against Taliban, in Kandahar province.(Reuters File Photo)
Members of the Afghan special forces get ready before a combat mission against Taliban, in Kandahar province.(Reuters File Photo)

40 killed in 24 hours as fight between Afghan forces, Taliban intensifies

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 04, 2021 08:16 AM IST
Heavy clashes are taking place between Afghanistan forces and the Taliban in several Afghan cities following the withdrawal of US and NATO forces from the country. As many as 28 incidents have taken place in the last 24 hours, according to Afghan watchers.
Afghan security personnel arrives at the site of a powerful explosion in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021.(AP)
Afghan security personnel arrives at the site of a powerful explosion in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021.(AP)

Powerful explosion, gunfire hit Kabul, civilians protest against Taliban

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON AUG 03, 2021 10:52 PM IST
A senior security official said the blast appeared to have been caused by a car bomb and the apparent target was the residence of a member of parliament.
Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.(PTI)
Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.(PTI)

News updates from HT: J&K Police release list of 'top 10' active terrorists

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 03, 2021 04:56 PM IST
  • Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion at 5pm. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Afghan forces are also fighting the Taliban in Herat, the second provincial capital city along with Lashkargah where heavy clashes have been underway for the past few days. (AFP File Photo)
Afghan forces are also fighting the Taliban in Herat, the second provincial capital city along with Lashkargah where heavy clashes have been underway for the past few days. (AFP File Photo)

Afghan forces fight Taliban in Lashkargah, clashes intensify in Herat

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray
PUBLISHED ON AUG 03, 2021 08:04 AM IST
The Taliban has sustained heavy casualties in the clashes raging in Helmand, the Afghan defense ministry has said. At least 40 Taliban terrorists were killed in an airstrike on Lashkargah city by the US, the Afghanistan ministry of defence has said.
The Afghan ministry of defense said the members of the special force have been sent to Herat. (AFP File Photo)
The Afghan ministry of defense said the members of the special force have been sent to Herat. (AFP File Photo)

Taliban, Afghan forces clash in Herat, govt sends reinforcements

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2021 09:19 AM IST
Taliban and Afghan forces are also clashing in several villages in the western parts of Herat city.
The Taliban has also taken control of 10 border crossing points in Takhar, Kunduz, Badakhshan, Herat and Farah provinces. (AFP Photo)
The Taliban has also taken control of 10 border crossing points in Takhar, Kunduz, Badakhshan, Herat and Farah provinces. (AFP Photo)

Nearly 300 Taliban killed, hundreds injured in ops by Afghan forces in 48 hours

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray
PUBLISHED ON AUG 02, 2021 07:32 AM IST
The Taliban have intensified their offensive against Afghan security forces and civilians and have captured several districts across the country.
As the Taliban capture district after district, the fall of Kabul looks imminent. (AFP)
As the Taliban capture district after district, the fall of Kabul looks imminent. (AFP)

Afghanistan: 4 civilians, including 2 women, killed in Taliban mortar attack

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON AUG 01, 2021 01:08 PM IST
The Kapsia province has witnessed heavy clashes between Taliban terrorists and Afghanistan forces.
UNAMA said the attack was against the entrances of the compound that were clearly marked as a United Nations facility.(AP)
UNAMA said the attack was against the entrances of the compound that were clearly marked as a United Nations facility.(AP)

UN headquarters attacked in western Afghanistan, at least one guard killed

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON JUL 30, 2021 10:14 PM IST
In a statement following the attack, the United Nations said it was urgently seeking to establish a full picture about the assault and was in contact with the relevant parties.
Members of the Afghan Special Forces get ready before a combat mission against Taliban, in Kandahar province, Afghanistan.(Reuters)
Members of the Afghan Special Forces get ready before a combat mission against Taliban, in Kandahar province, Afghanistan.(Reuters)

Over 24,000 Taliban fighters killed, wounded in 4 months: Afghan ministry

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON JUL 30, 2021 09:55 PM IST
In the past few weeks, Afghanistan has witnessed a surge in violence as the Taliban has intensified their offensive against civilians and Afghan security forces with the complete pullback of foreign forces just a few weeks away.
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan had said the Taliban are “normal civilians” and “not some military outfits” that Pakistan can hunt down.(Reuters, ANI)
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan had said the Taliban are “normal civilians” and “not some military outfits” that Pakistan can hunt down.(Reuters, ANI)

Taliban not ‘normal civilians’ by any standard: Afghan envoy on Pak PM’s remark

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 30, 2021 07:18 PM IST
  • The Afghan envoy was responding to Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s comment in which he had defended his inability to stop terrorists from crossing over the border.
The Afghanistan security forces have eliminated many Pakistanis who have been working with the Taliban.
The Afghanistan security forces have eliminated many Pakistanis who have been working with the Taliban.

Buoyed with US air strikes, Afghan security forces push back Taliban

By Shishir Gupta, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 30, 2021 04:08 PM IST
The Afghan security forces have cleared several villages along the highway of Taliban insurgents. They also foiled an attack on India-built and funded Salma Dam in Herat, in which a number of Taliban fighters were killed and five others injured.
A US soldier from the 3rd Cavalry Regiment walks with the unit's Afghan interpreter before a mission near forward operating base Gamberi in the Laghman province of Afghanistan December 11, 2014. (File Photo / REUTERS)
A US soldier from the 3rd Cavalry Regiment walks with the unit's Afghan interpreter before a mission near forward operating base Gamberi in the Laghman province of Afghanistan December 11, 2014. (File Photo / REUTERS)

US evacuates 200 allies who helped during Afghan war, funds their visas

Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 30, 2021 12:41 PM IST
The US evacuations are meant to resettle former translators and others who fear retaliation from Afghanistan’s Taliban for having worked with American service members and civilians.
Taliban fighters have destroyed 11 sites on the Salam telecommunication network and looted its equipment. (File Photo)
Taliban fighters have destroyed 11 sites on the Salam telecommunication network and looted its equipment. (File Photo)

Videos show Taliban has no interest in peace in Afghanistan

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2021 12:24 PM IST
The Taliban has escalated its offensive against Afghan security forces and civilians and imposed archaic rules in the territories it has captured.
Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan gestures during an interview in Islamabad.(Reuters)
Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan gestures during an interview in Islamabad.(Reuters)

'Taliban are normal civilians': Pak PM on providing 'safe haven' to terrorists

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 28, 2021 06:55 PM IST
  • Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan termed a recent report of 10,000 Pakistani fighters crossing over the border to help the Taliban as "absolute nonsense."
Taliban leader Mullah Baradar Akhund with Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi.
Taliban leader Mullah Baradar Akhund with Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi.

Taliban seek support of China for expanding footprint in Afghanistan

By Shishir Gupta, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 28, 2021 02:32 PM IST
A nine-member delegation led by Taliban leader Mullah Baradar Akhund met Chinese Foreign Minister and State Councilor Wang Yi on Tuesday. The Taliban leader assured Beijing that they will not allow Afghanistan to be used against security of any country.
Members of the Afghan special forces get ready before a combat mission against Taliban, in Kandahar province.(Reuters File Photo)
Members of the Afghan special forces get ready before a combat mission against Taliban, in Kandahar province.(Reuters File Photo)

Afghan diaspora hold protest march in California against Taliban atrocities

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 28, 2021 08:47 AM IST
The protest march was held in support of Afghan National Defence and Security Forces (ANDSF), who have launched an offensive against the Taliban to retake districts captured by the insurgent group.
The TTP is said to be traditionally located in the eastern districts of Nangarhar Province, near the border with Pakistan.(File Photo)
The TTP is said to be traditionally located in the eastern districts of Nangarhar Province, near the border with Pakistan.(File Photo)

Pak’s TTP supports Taliban as 6,000 terrorists still in Afghanistan: UN report

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 27, 2021 03:08 PM IST
  • Citing information from the Member States and other interlocutors, the UN report said that the Taliban’s approach towards foreign terrorists has not been consistent.
Afghan forces managed to take control of the Kaldar district from the Taliban after launching a military operation. (File Photo)
Afghan forces managed to take control of the Kaldar district from the Taliban after launching a military operation. (File Photo)

Afghan forces retake key district in northern province of Balkh from Taliban

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 27, 2021 05:42 AM IST
Afghan forces also retook control of the Saighan and Kahmard districts in Bamiyan and Chakhansur district in Nimroz.
FILE PHOTO: An Afghan policeman keeps watch at the check post on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan July 13, 2021. (REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: An Afghan policeman keeps watch at the check post on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan July 13, 2021. (REUTERS)

News updates from HT: Afghan army chief postpones India visit

PUBLISHED ON JUL 26, 2021 01:00 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
The Taliban blindfolded some men in front of their children, took them near a mosque in the area and then “opened fire on them.” (Reuters File Photo)
The Taliban blindfolded some men in front of their children, took them near a mosque in the area and then “opened fire on them.” (Reuters File Photo)

Taliban killed 43 people in Afghanistan's Ghazni, residents say

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray
PUBLISHED ON JUL 26, 2021 08:15 AM IST
The Taliban collected food from people and issued an announcement saying that they will treat people, especially women, based on the “Islamic emirate” rules.
The Taliban has denied any involvement in human rights violations in areas under their control. (File Photo)
The Taliban has denied any involvement in human rights violations in areas under their control. (File Photo)

33 people assassinated in Taliban-held areas in Afghanistan's Kandahar: Report

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 25, 2021 11:04 AM IST
Taliban insurgents have captured key border crossings, dozens of districts and encircle several provincial capitals since early May as the US-led foreign forces began their final withdrawal from Afghanistan.
A resurgent Taliban is striking back as a lack of regular US air support to Afghan forces since May has caused the government to lose ground to the Taliban. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail//File Photo(REUTERS)
A resurgent Taliban is striking back as a lack of regular US air support to Afghan forces since May has caused the government to lose ground to the Taliban. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail//File Photo(REUTERS)

Afghan authorities impose night curfew to ‘limit Taliban’s movement’

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Ayshee Bhaduri | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 24, 2021 07:12 PM IST
  • The curfew will be effective between 10pm and 4am local time, and will not be imposed in Kabul, Panjshir, and Nangarhar, Ahmad Zia Zia,
An Afghan policeman keeps watch at a checkpost on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan.(Reuters File Photo)
An Afghan policeman keeps watch at a checkpost on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan.(Reuters File Photo)

'Afghanistan situation dangerous': Indian embassy in advisory for its nationals

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 24, 2021 03:46 PM IST
Indians traditionally face a serious threat of kidnapping, the embassy said as Taliban make advancements in Afghanistan in the wake of the withdrawal of US and NATO troops. The embassy also talked about targeted attacks, which include incidents of roadside IED blasts.
US president Joe Biden speaks during a campaign event in Arlington, Virginia, on Friday, July 23, 2021. (Oliver Contreras / BLOOMBERG)
US president Joe Biden speaks during a campaign event in Arlington, Virginia, on Friday, July 23, 2021. (Oliver Contreras / BLOOMBERG)

US pledges $100 million in emergency aid for Afghan refugees

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON JUL 24, 2021 07:48 AM IST
The United States is preparing to begin evacuating thousands of Afghan applicants for special immigration visas (SIVs) who risk retaliation from Taliban insurgents because they worked for the US government.
FILE PHOTO: Members of the Afghan Special Forces get ready before a combat mission against the Taliban, in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, on July 11, 2021. (Danish Siddiqui / REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Members of the Afghan Special Forces get ready before a combat mission against the Taliban, in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, on July 11, 2021. (Danish Siddiqui / REUTERS)

US bombs Taliban camps to help Afghan forces amid troop rollout: Pentagon

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 23, 2021 11:04 AM IST
With the Taliban increasing their advances in Afghanistan in the wake of the drawdown of American and Nato military forces, the United States has once again come to the aid of the Afghan security forces fighting the insurgents, the Pentagon said.
Afghan security agencies have said that the bodies of several civilians are still lying on the ground in Spin Boldak. (File Photo)
Afghan security agencies have said that the bodies of several civilians are still lying on the ground in Spin Boldak. (File Photo)

Over 100 civilians killed in Afghanistan's Kandahar, govt blames Taliban

Written by Meenakshi Ray
PUBLISHED ON JUL 23, 2021 09:29 AM IST
The Taliban seized Spin Boldak last week. Scores of Taliban members were seen rampaging through the town, looting homes and seizing vehicles of government officials, who had fled the area, in video footage released by France 24.
New Afghan Army Special Forces attend their graduation ceremony after a three-month training program at the Kabul Military Training Centre.(AP)
New Afghan Army Special Forces attend their graduation ceremony after a three-month training program at the Kabul Military Training Centre.(AP)

As Taliban advances, Afghan military overhauls war strategy to limit losses

Reuters | , Kabul
PUBLISHED ON JUL 23, 2021 01:19 AM IST
Taliban insurgents are gaining control of more and more territory, which the Pentagon estimated on Wednesday now extends to over half of half Afghanistan's district centers.
Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley speaks at a press briefing at the Pentagon, Wednesday.(AP)
Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley speaks at a press briefing at the Pentagon, Wednesday.(AP)

Taliban seem to have 'strategic momentum' in Afghanistan: Top US general

AFP |
PUBLISHED ON JUL 22, 2021 01:50 AM IST
  • Though the Afghan army has been trained by international forces, and estimates show it vastly outnumbers the Taliban's ranks, US joint chiefs of staff said numbers are not all it takes to win a war.
A candlelight tribute to Pulitzer prize winner photojournalist Danish Siddiqui, who was killed in clashes with Taliban in Afghanistan, at the press club in Guwahati, on Sunday.(PTI Photo)
A candlelight tribute to Pulitzer prize winner photojournalist Danish Siddiqui, who was killed in clashes with Taliban in Afghanistan, at the press club in Guwahati, on Sunday.(PTI Photo)

Danish Siddiqui's body to be buried at Jamia Millia Islamia graveyard

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 18, 2021 06:08 PM IST
Danish Siddiqui had studied at AJK Mass Communication Research Centre (MCRC) from 2005 -2007. His father Akhtar Siddiqui was the Dean of Faculty of Education there.
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